Middle Boop have recently been working with the good folks at Adobe on all manor of projects, from speaking to creation of artwork. For this particular project I was invited to work live on Adobe’s Youtube channel for three days to create a piece of work. The brief was completely open so I chose to create a book cover for James Ellroy’s LA Confidential. This route was chosen because I’m a massive fan of his books and the covers have been notoriously bad in terms of design. The brief was to work live for two hours a day for three days whilst engaging with Adobe’s core audience who could message in from all over the world.
The direction I took for the design was to first work with the typography and then build the rest of the piece around that, using the type as a focal point. I then highlighted certain objects that all played a part in the unravelling mystery and illustrated those, I implemented all of these objects into the custom grid that was built and build the rest of the piece around that.